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Printer Life Hacks
Printers: that one device that you love to hate. Whether you like It or not, we are heavily reliant on these devices in our modern world. We here at SimplepowerIT have a few good tips and tricks that will help you with...
​New Office Features
New Office Features As we all know the world of technology is constantly changing. It can be difficult to keep up with the surge of information coming at you. This week’s article will help with that. We will be going...
Cloud services
Remember back in the olden days when you were limited to simply backing up everything on your local hard drive, and if that went bad, you were out of luck? Well now there is a new option for storing and backing up your...
Physical controls
In our past articles, we have discussed the importance of firewalls, routers, and several other important security measures that help prevent those prying eyes out of your data. Another very important aspect of...
Phone security
What is the newest and biggest cyber security threat to reach the businesses of America? Hint: it can fit into the palm of your hand! That’s right, that little phone that you can’t keep your eyes off in your down time...
Router basics
We all know the drill when the internet first goes out: power cycle the router and modem! What does this little device how does it work and what exactly does it do? In this week’s article we will explain this as well...
​Security technology
Security technology Do you know exactly what your firewall/ security programs on your computer do? While they may seem like that annoying program that blocks games from working at home or applications from working...
Wireless attacks
You are out for coffee with a friend at your local coffee shop, when glancing down at your phone, you realize you don’t have any data. No problem, you just connect to the free WIFI provided by the shop. Its free WIFI...
Application Service Attacks
If you have heard of the hacker group “Anonymous”, you have probably heard of them rendering servers of their targets being disabled for extended for periods of time. If you have heard of this, you already have seen an...
​Social Engineering: Don’t Fall for the Hook!
The age old saying “ if it seems too good to be true, it is ”, holds true in a lot of aspects of life, even in the cybersecurity realm. In the following article we will go over some of the big scams to look for, and...
CyberSecurity: Threat Awareness is your Best Defense
In the early days of the internet, most individuals and businesses considered themselves safe from hackers if they had reliable antivirus software. The occasional virus was a nuisance, but typically didn’t involve the...
​Hackerman: The Cybersecurity Threat
We have all seen it in media of some sort: a short, balding man sitting in a dark, dusky room with no light but the light emanating from the computer monitor. As he furiously types away at his keyboard, he screams “I’m...
Windows 7 vs 10; Why Should You Upgrade?
Its not quite here yet, but the dreaded end of Windows 7 will be here in about a year, ending on January 14 th , 2020. While upgrading to Windows 10 can be a daunting task, this article will explain why the upgrade is...
​Password managers: whom do you want in charge of your passwords?
Basics From last weeks article, you know the basics of password managers: they are a password management tool that allows you to keep your passwords safe and encrypted, under one master password. This week I...
Passwords 101
Passwords 101 Passwords: the thing we need and hate at the same time, a necessary evil. Love or hate them, they are a requirement in this modern cyber world. In the following article, we will go over some facts and...
Outlook Mobile App – New Streamlined Email Management
If you’re already familiar with Outlook for your desktop or Outlook on the web, then you know the functionality and the security features that Outlook is capable of.Enter the Outlook mobile app for iOS and Android. But...
Microsoft Teams – Centralized Hub for collaboration in Office 365
Now collaborating on projects is easier than ever with the advent of Microsoft Teams. In Teams, you have a host of tools at your fingertips to make collaborating on projects a breeze. Here we will describe what makes...
Outlook on the Web – Redesigned to be Simpler and More Powerful
Most of us are using the Outlook desktop app on our PCs, but sometimes we find ourselves needing to check out email on a friend’s computer or at a public place.In that case, it’s best to use Outlook on the web or OWA...
How to Make Microsoft Edge More User-Friendly
It’s clear that there are more popular web browsers than Internet Explorer like, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and now Microsoft Edge.If you’re still using Internet Explorer, here’s more reasons to switch to...
Manage Time and Tasks in Microsoft Planner
Have you ever wanted place to organize your tasks in one central place and share them with your team? Now you can with Office 365 Planner. Planner offers a simple and visual way to organize work, manage and assign...
Office Lens and Ink Annotations
Office Lens and Ink Annotations Office Lens is a new camera feature built into the OneNote app available for iOS and Android. You can use it to scan real documents as well as whiteboard notes. Once the image is...
Password Manager – Why You Should be Using One.
Remembering passwords can be a pain. A lot of people use the same password or a variation of the same password for most of accounts.This seemingly makes it easier for us to remember them, but on the contrary it makes...
Restore Previous Version of a file in OneDrive
When collaborating on a document or file, it might be necessary to check the current version against the original.Or it might be that the current file has been corrupted or damaged.In these examples, it becomes...
Move Your Files Across SharePoint and OneDrive
Have you ever wanted to move a file that is stored on your SharePoint to your OneDrive or vice versa? Wherever you prefer to save your files (SharePoint or OneDrive), you now can move your files easily to and from each...
OneDrive for Business Files Restore - What you should know
Have you ever lost an important file due to it being infected by malware? In this day and age of hackers and cybersecurity, it happens more frequently than we know. Or maybe you accidentally deleted a file and you'd...
Security Flaws in Today’s Microprocessors – What You Should Know
Security Flaws in Today’s Microprocessors – What Y ou S hould K now Recently, security experts discovered two defects in the way that most microprocessors are designed, that could leave your...
OneDrive Files On-Demand – Important Changes
In our last post, we pointed out the new features of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and one of them being OneDrive Files On-Demand. If you already use OneDrive to sync your files across multiple devices, then...
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – What you should know
Microsoft releases a major update for Windows 10 twice a year. The first being the Windows 10 Anniversary update. Most recently, they have released the second major update called, The Fall Creators update. This most...
Tell-Tale Signs of a Phishing Email
Now that more and more businesses are using Office 365, so are scammers looking to steal your sensitive information. Microsoft only sends emails regarding your Office 365 subscription to notify you of the following: ...
Outlook: Focused Inbox Replaces the Clutter Folder
Microsoft’s Outlook email application has had a lot of great ideas come into fruition in the past, with the “Clutter Folder” being no exception. The Clutter Folder worked very simply; once enabled, Outlook would...
Simplified Office 365 External Sharing
Office 365 is introducing a new way to share information with people who do not have an Office 365 account. This will work for both SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. In both...
New changes to the Office 365 Shared Calendars
Microsoft has made significant improvements to the shared calendar . Most importantly , shared resource calendars can now be viewed on your mobile device by using Outlook mobile for iOS or Android....
Windows 10 Anniversary Update - What you should know
Recently Microsoft has released a large update for Windows 10 devices called the Anniversary Update. This update changes many features and adds several others. You may notice: - On reboot it looks like your machine...
OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client
Having issues with OneDrive Synchronization? You may need to update to the latest OneDrive client! The linked article below will provide all the details required to get your OneDrive up-to-date: Using OneDrive for...
Google Privacy - Manage your Activity
Google probably knows you better than your closest friends and family. With every search you make or YouTube video you watch, the search giant is quietly collecting information for a personalized profile it uses to...

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